Exodus Revival

Restoring the Church as a Community and Culture of Life

Church History – Autopsy on Assumption

History is filled with egregious examples of those who rejected Biblical patterns and doctrine by incorporating Greek thinking and government into Church doctrine. These misguided men did not set-out to destroy the church, but since they lacked discipleship, they led the church on a dangerous course that robbed it of its power and defaced God’s reputation in the world. This leads us to a question: how do we accept correction?

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Constraint Allows Freedom

The founders of America’s system of government acknowledged something has to actively restrain man’s fallen nature if the liberties of the responsible would remain his birthright. They created a government that necessitated a robust church and faith present in the society. If faith fell, civil liberties would collapse with it. While societal restraints are crumbling all around us, we are seeking to be a community of intentional restraint. As the

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The Pluralist Illusion

Do we seek to build an immortality project for self, or are we willing to take the risks to follow the invisible God? Our doubts can paralyze us, or we can choose to walk as He leads us on a narrow path. In the end, our works will reveal where we have truly put our trust.

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Christian Economy—Rediscovering Kingdom Values

At the foundation of every culture is the unexamined assumptions that define the everyday lives of those who live in it. Yet to discover the unexamined substrata of culture, requires taking off the very “glasses” through which we perceive reality. Do we amass earthly possessions to ensure our earthly security or do we use them to further God’s purpose?

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The Anointed Body

We are saved by faith. But how does faith come to us? Paul wrote that faith comes by hearing the Word of God, and also asks, “How shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?” We are saved by remaining and growing in abiding relationship with God through His Body—through those He’s sent—where His anointed word continues to wash and cleanse us. If

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What Is the Kingdom’s Gospel?

The Gospel is the good news that a saving relationship with God is now possible through Jesus Christ. Yet how do we make this gospel applicable in our lives? Is it merely a mental assent or is there something we must obey in order to be saved?

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Sanctuary Cities

Jesus described the church as “a city set upon a hill which cannot be hidden” He does not refer to a geographical phenomenon, but a spiritual network of believers who comprise a city very different from cities of the natural world. Every city is built on a foundation. A dynamic of covetousness and greed serves as the motivating force (foundation) upholding all civilizations, which James called “demonic.” God has prepared

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Question Authority—Except When Statist and Compulsory

Edward Abbey’s famous catchphrase succinctly describes our postmodern culture with the term: Question Authority. Yet this oversimplification fails to bifurcate the 2 forms of authority—compulsory authority backed by brute force vs. relational authority that is motivated by love. What are the underlying motivations behind this statement and, is there a Biblical mandate for Church authority?

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All the Way to Jerusalem—Overcoming Sectarian Tradition

The dichotomy of Israelites and Samaritans has been an ongoing rift since the fall of the Northern Kingdom. A people never able to completely part ways with their pagan idols, they created an amalgamation of Judaism with their former gods and were forever outcast from the Israelite culture. Yet when Jesus came, He seemed to ignore this cultural rift continuously. Does that mean He simply ignored their pseudo-pagan religion or

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The Final Temple—A Fitly Framed Dwelling for God

When God wanted to demonstrate to all principalities and powers His manifold wisdom, He created the Church. This is an institution that surpasses all unity, love and power of any other, not by coercion, but through the power of truth and love. This is only possible through the energizing power of the Holy Spirit, active in each member of the fitly framed temple. Yet each member only contains a measure

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